#29: Scaling Mentorship to Help Others Find Their Paths, & Designing a Life You Love w/ Alex Schachne, Founder & CEO of Paths

Hello! I’m Julian and I’m a Gen Z entrepreneur, software engineer, and podcaster. I am the fusion of an ambitious entrepreneur, a tech whiz, a futurist, a productivity aficionado, and a self-improvement junkie.
I am currently the Co-Founder & CEO at Mindflow (https://apple.co/3QFdPlE). Previously, I was the co-founder & CTO at Vize and worked as a Software Engineer at Meta, LinkedIn, and Goldman Sachs.

If you design your life to where you love it, you never need to escape it

This is the core life philosophy of Alex Schachne, today’s guest.

Alex is a former college basketball players and a 2nd time founder.

But Alex didn’t always have a clear idea of what path he wanted to take in his life. So Alex went on a quest to interview incredibly successful people (cold emailed many of them) and hearing each person’s life & career story gave him a chance to see which paths truly resonated with him.

These conversations changed what Alex thought was possible for his future.

Alex now claims that his life’s “path is” to help people find theirs — to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.

This led Alex to build Paths — a social network for students to explore life & career paths, and get advice or mentorship through short audio clips.

Alex is a solo founder and is currently a one man army, where he has built and done everything on his own — coding, design, and marketing.

He’s still early in his journey as a founder, hasn’t raised a huge sum of money, and is still figuring out a lot of things, just like many of us.

💬 Discussed in this episode…

  • Alex’s journey from being a college basketball player to becoming a founder
  • Some of the biggest mistakes Alex has made
  • An exploration of life design and what it means to be successful

0:00 Intro
2:39 Interview Begins
3:30 What led you down the path to become a founder?
38:18 How Alex Started Paths
45:10 What is Paths
49:15 What stage are you at and how’s it going?
54:10 How do you determine what use case to focus on?
59:35 Some of Alex’s big mistakes
1:15:34 What does success mean to you?
1:19:20 What do you want to become, create, achieve, and give?
1:26:15 Alex Pitches a Crazy Idea

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